One of the most outstanding actresses of the twentieth century - Catherine Deneuve- still remains for many an object of admiration and an example to follow. She knows how to be beautiful and elegant at any age, she is called an icon of style and an example of impeccable taste. An entire era of French cinema is associated with her name, she worked with the most famous filmmakers. 7 best film images of Catherine Deneuve - further in the review.
The first work that glorified the young actress was the legendary film "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg", which received the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated twice for an Oscar. The heroine Catherine Deneuve Genevieve has become a cult image of world cinema.
In the musical melodrama Girls of Rochefort, Catherine Deneuve starred with her older sister, Françoise Dorleac. They had previously acted in films together and were very popular as twin sisters, although Katrin was 1, 5 years younger. It was Françoise who dreamed of a career as a film actress, she managed to star in 20 films, but in 1967, when the picture Girls from Rochefort was released, Françoise died tragically in a car accident.
One of the most successful in her career was a creative tandem with director Luis Buñuel in the film "Beauty of the Day". This role was called bold and unexpected for Catherine Deneuve: a restrained cold beauty played a dissolute lady from a bourgeois family, who in the afternoon works in a brothel of her own free will. It is difficult to imagine another actress who would have so skillfully embodied the appearance of a vicious angel. The film won the Golden Lion at the 1967 Venice Film Festival.
The duality of the screen image of Catherine Deneuve - external coldness and hidden depravity - Luis Buñuel also played in the film "Tristana". From an innocent victim, the heroine turns into a heartless monster. The actress has done equally well with roles in art-house psychological dramas and in musicals.
Even more unexpected was the role in the horror film "Hunger" directed by Tony Scott, where Catherine Deneuve played the vampire Miriam in a duet with David Bowie. The actress believed that aggressive sexuality was not in her nature, and felt uncomfortable in this image, but nevertheless she did an excellent job with the role.
An episodic role in the historical drama by Régis Warnier, scripted by Bodrov Sr. "East-West", brought Catherine Deneuve incredible popularity in Russia. The tragic story of a Russian emigrant who returned to the USSR with his French wife did not leave indifferent either the Russian or foreign public. The actress played the role of a theatrical diva who helps the Frenchwoman to return to her homeland.
Lars von Trier's poignant musical drama Dancer in the Dark has once again demonstrated the versatility of Catherine Deneuve's talent and her organic nature in arthouse cinema. An unusual musical about a girl who loses her eyesight and dances to music that only she can hear, brought world fame to the leading singer Bjork.
It is impossible to tell about all the iconic roles of Catherine Deneuve in one review; her roles in the films The Last Metro, Indochina, 8 Women, Young Blood and many others deserve special attention. Until now, her name is called among the actresses, ageless: 13 gorgeous women